Area News

Obituary of Michael E. Morrow

Michael E. Morrow, 56, passed away at 8:40 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2020 at Alton Memorial Hospital. Born June 19, 1963 in Alton, he was the son of Robert Earl and Faye (Davis) Morrow. He married Cindy E. Deardeuff in 1984. She survives. Michael worked as a terminal operator for Shell Oil before his retirement.…

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Obituary of Dalene Hope (Pankey) Lewis

Dalene Hope (Pankey) Lewis, 80 of Peoria, IL passed away Thursday, March 5, 2020 at her home from a pulmonary embolism. Dalene was born in Hardin County, the oldest daughter of the late Dal and Hepsia Pankey. Dalene grew up in Rosiclare and graduated from RCHS in 1957. She accepted Christ at a young age…

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“Flattening the Curve” explained

  Flattening the curve.  It’s a term we’re hearing a lot these days, but what is it really, and why is it important in the fight against COVID-19?   According to Southern Seven Health Department, flattening the curve simply refers to using protective practices to slow the rate of COVID-19 infection so hospitals have beds, supplies…

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Shirley Ann Hufsey

Shirley Ann Hufsey, 83, of Pittsburgh, IL, formerly of Hardin County, died Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at her home in Pittsburgh. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Cave-In-Rock. Survivors include her children, Dennis Hufsey of Pittsburgh, IL, Denise Ann Cornell of Elizabethtown, IL and Marsha Lois Bird of Sparta, IL; brother, Billy…

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Obituary of Diana Lynn Kumorek

Diana Lynn Kumorek returned to heaven to be with her parents on Sunday morning, March 29, 2020 at the early age of 62. Our sweet, but very hardheaded mother and nanny, but most importantly, wife, was born September 24, 1956 to Herb and Jean Price in Vandalia, IL. Diana moved during her junior high years…

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Nina H. (Lane) Mathews

Nina H. Mathews, age 84, died on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at her daughters’ home, surrounding by her family. Nina was born on Sparks Hill in Hardin County, on June 2, 1935 to the late Alfred and Eula (Miles) Lane. On September 13, 1956 she married Jim Mathews who preceded her in 2004. Nina is…

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Obituary of Lillian Alene (Upton) Stone

Lillian Alene (Upton) Stone passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 28th, 2020 in Hardin County General Hospital at the age of 92. Alene was born on June 16th, 1927 in Vienna, Illinois to the late Earl Roy Upton and the late Ruby Gladys (Walker) Upton. Alene was preceded in death by Jerry Edward Stone (husband…

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Gov. Pritzker Announces Measures to Continue Supporting Working Families, People Experiencing Homelessness and Child Care Providers

  Chicago – Building on measures to address challenges facing Illinois working families during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Pritzker announced increases in SNAP benefits, funding to support people experiencing homelessness, and a stipend to child care providers who have provided child care to essential workers during this crisis. “Today, I want to provide you an…

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